Autumn 2019 speaking gig themes

I'm always grateful when people ask me to speak at their events - it's a privilege never to be taken for granted that people are willing to spend their valuable time listening to what I have to say. But I thought it might be useful for some to know the themes of my talks through the… Continue reading Autumn 2019 speaking gig themes

AI infrastructure – are you ready?

The core of machine learning is mathematical computations that, for most enterprises, are unprecedented in both complexity and volume. These workloads increasingly require high-performance or application-specific infrastructure to ensure AI systems can be built and deployed quickly. Therefore, the development and deployment of machine learning models requires infrastructure that is fast, scalable, dynamic and cost-effective.… Continue reading AI infrastructure – are you ready?

At 451 Research, we’ve got AI & machine learning covered (part 2)

In May last year I pointed out the huge breadth and depth of research coverage of machine learning we have here at 451 Research. It's time to update that, using the 'further reading' list from our recently-published annual report, The Current and Future State of AI and Machine Learning 2019. I started covering machine learning in… Continue reading At 451 Research, we’ve got AI & machine learning covered (part 2)

The story behind the ‘451’ name

The name of our company was inspired by the science-fiction novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, originally published in 1953. The idea for the company name itself was thought up by Simon Carruthers - one of the four founders of the company, along with John Abbott, William Fellows and myself -  in a pub we… Continue reading The story behind the ‘451’ name

AI use cases in four key industries

AI and machine learning should not be an end in itself for organizations; it should be adopted for sound business reasons. And as an omni-use technology, we see that happening in all sorts of industries and use cases - from agriculture to space exploration. But as it begins to be adopted we see the use… Continue reading AI use cases in four key industries

What is the Voice of the Enterprise saying about AI & Machine Learning?

Today marks the official launch of 451 Research's new survey products focused on AI & Machine Learning, called Voice of the Enterprise (VotE) AI & Machine Learning: Adoption, Drivers and Stakeholders 2018. I made a video explaining more about it, which you can see via Twitter here.  I'm very excited about this launch because while it's… Continue reading What is the Voice of the Enterprise saying about AI & Machine Learning?

At 451, we’ve got AI & machine learning covered

I started covering machine learning in earnest at 451 Research way back in 2001, focusing initially on machine learning-driven text analytics used for national security applications. Most of the companies I covered back then are gone via acquisition or expiration, but there are now orders of magnitude more to cover. I cannot list all the companies… Continue reading At 451, we’ve got AI & machine learning covered